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Panel Discussion Event (Wednesday, January 30): “Navigating the City–State Divide: What’s Next for Progressive Elected Officials?”

Metropolitics, together with its partner the Urban Democracy Lab at New York University, invites you to a discussion on how, in the context of more cautious, less activist state governments, progressive urban leaders can pursue inclusive, social equity–oriented public policies.

What is the potential of local progressivism, and what are the challenges to implementing it? How can elected officials and social-movement allies collaborate at the city and state levels to organize governing coalitions that more consistently act on progressive values?

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, NYU Gallatin, 1 Washington Place, First Floor.

Participants: New York City councilperson Carlos Menchaca; Fordham University Law School associate professor Zephyr Teachout; City councilmember and candidate for NYC public advocate Jumaane Williams; New York state senator Zellnor Myrie; and moderator Richard C. Schragger, Perre Bowen Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and author of the book City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age.

This discussion grew out of Metropoliticsseries on Progressive Mayors and Urban Social Movements, which explores the structural and political challenges to implementing progressive urban agendas, within the contexts of growing metropolitan inequality, political and cultural divides, and social movements arising in response to these changes.

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